|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1903|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1979|
NAME: Started spelling 'Orndoff' to 'Orndorff' with two 'r's believing it was the correct spelling, but not changed legally. Her husband, Algernon 'Allen' Jr. continually stayed with Orndoff. Her daughter Sylvia legally went by Orndorff. Son, as an adult, went by Orendoff required by the Military. When Minnie purchased the dual headstone for her husband and her, she put 'Orndorff'.
PARENTS: John Dempsey Seay and Sarah Alice Morrison
MARRIAGE: Algernon ('Allen Jernon' Sidney) Orndoff Jr.
MARRIAGE DATE: December 15, 1926 / Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas
CHILDREN: Algernon 'Sidney' III, Sylvia Alice
Minnie Myrtle Seay was born December 05, 1903 to her parents, Sarah Alice (Morrison) and John Dempsey Seay in Gravette, Arkansas. Minnie was raised in a large family of ten brothers and sisters. As an adult, Minnie was always homesick for her family, and would often go to Oklahoma for extended visits with her husband and children.
Minnie married ‘Allen Jernon' Sidney (Aljernon) Orndoff, Jr. in Columbus, Kansas on December 15, 1926. They moved to Omak, Washington in 1932, as part of the Dust Bowl refugee's from Kansas relocating Allen's mother, brothers and sisters from the devastation. Later, they moved to Wenatchee.
Allen and Minnie raised two children: Allen Jernon ‘Sidney’ (Aljernon) III, and Sylvia Alice. After her husband died suddenly in 1950, she continued to make her home in Wenatchee. Minnie worked as a telephone operator for Northwest Bell Telephone Company.
Minnie was a woman of a very deep faith in the Lord, teaching her faith to her children. Minnie had a special way of make people feel warm, accepted, and safe. So relatives would come to her when they had problems.
Minnie was released from the long illness of Alzheimers and passed away three days after Thanksgiving on November 25, 1979, in Kennewick, Washington, and is buried with her husband in Tonasket, Washington. She is survived by her son, Sidney Orendoff; daughter, Sylvia (Orndorff) Prochaska; two granddaughters, Linda (Jerry) and Priscilla; and five great-grandchildren.
(A private graveside service for the family took place in Tonasket, WA. Reverend Donald Strong officiated from Kennewick, WA. In the snow, pallbearers were Sidney Orendoff, Gerald 'Jerry' Voss Jr., Dennis Prochaska, and Pastor Strong. Attending was daughter Sylvia (Orndorff) with husband Dennis Prochaska (and his children); Son Sidney with his wife Dorothy Orendoff from Orient Wash, granddaughter Linda (Orendoff) with her husband Jerry Voss and three great-grandchildren also living in Orient, Wash.; and granddaughter Priscilla Pringle from Kennewick, WA.)
John Dempsey Seay (1870 - 1930)
Sarah Alice Morrison Seay (1877 - 1973)
Allen Jernon Sidney Orndoff (1906 - 1950)
Allen Jernon Sidney Orendoff (1929 - 1985)*
Sylvia Alice Orndorff Prochaska (1934 - ____)*
Jay Hugh Seay (1895 - 1987)*
Mack Henry Seay (1897 - 1971)*
Albert Columbus Seay (1899 - 1953)*
Lena Mae Seay (1902 - 1902)*
Minnie Myrtle Seay Orndorff (1903 - 1979)
Mamie Bell Seay Cooper (1906 - 1977)*
Fred Elmer Seay (1908 - 1994)*
Frank Louis Seay (1913 - 1970)*
Roy Clarence Seay (1916 - 2005)*
Amos Melvin Seay (1919 - 1986)*
'Asleep in Jesus' Mother Minnie M. 1903 - 1979
Note: Stone restored September 2016
Plot: Plot 11, Block 2, Lot 1, Grave 2
Maintained by: WindChimes (John 3:8)
Originally Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Oct 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42891303